Ripples from the old frogs jump.
This Haiku is a reference to “Basho’s Frog” which dates back to 16th century Japan when the first great Japanese master of haiku, Matsuo Basho wrote his breakthrough haiku, “Furu-Ike-Ya” (Old Pond). The Ten Philosophers are what the ten pupils of Basho were called and they carried his style to many others. You can learn more about them here at “The Ten Philosophers”
Below you will find the Basho’s poem in one of its common translations.
a frog jumps in
Furu ike ya
mizu no oto